Soil is the most fundamental reswource to fulfill basic requirements of food, fiber and shelter of human race. Soil forms basis for all terrestrial life. Soil provides a wide range of ecosystem services that make humankind to survive and progress. Soils are complex mixtures of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and countless organisms that are the decaying remains of once-living things. It forms at the surface of land and is the “skin of the earth”. Soil is capable of supporting plant life and is vital to life on earth.
The present publication ‘Descriptive and Objective Soil Science' aimed to provide chapter wise brief information on different concepts of soil science viz., Soil genesis, Soil physics, Soil chemistry, Soil mineralogy, Soil heath, Soil fertility, Manures and Fertilisers, Soil degradation, Problematic soils, Soils of India, Irrigation water quality, so on along with objective questions at the end of the each chapter
1. Introduction, 2. Soil Genesis and Classification , 3. Soil Physics, 4. Soil Chemistry, 5. Soil Mineralogy, 6. Soil Organic Matter, 7. Soil Biology, 8. Soil Degradation, 9. Problematic Soils,10. Soil Fertility, 11. Manures and Fertilizers, 12. Soil Health, 13. Soil Pollution, 14. Soils of India,15. Irrigation Water Quality